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“GOOD PLAIN FOOD SENSIBLE PRICES”
Review of White Lion Hotel

White Lion Hotel
Ranked #10 of 30 Restaurants in Machynlleth
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Bristol, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“GOOD PLAIN FOOD SENSIBLE PRICES”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Despite being Market Day, very busy and places to sit being very scarce we were served within 15 minutes of ordering. Both our meals were well cooked good plain fair with perfectly adequate portions. Drinks at the bar were well kept and reasonably priced. All staff were very pleasant and always busy clearing, cleaning and tidying when not serving.
A well run town centre establishment which I am happy to recommend.
Incidentally the street market (Wednesdays a.m.) is well worth a visit with large numbers of stalls including very traditional greengrocers, butchers, etc. etc. just like the old days.

  • Visited September 2013
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

The White Lion has been refurbished to a high standard. The beer is good and food very good. Haven't stayed there but I hear the rooms are lovely.

Visited May 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Most enjoyable...on all four occasions!”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

We dined in The White Lion at approximately 6pm for four consecutive evenings during mid August.( Tue 13th-Fri 16th ).
On each occasion we were able to access a table with ease and after ordering at the bar were served with our meals within about 20 mins.
We enjoyed Steak and Ale pies and Roast Beef dinners and thought the price of £8:45 each was very reasonable.
The staff were polite and obliging and the atmosphere pleasant.
Overall, four very enjoyable hours spent dining here whilst on holiday and we would have no hesitation in returning if we ever visit the area again.
Well done to you all and thankyou.

  • Visited August 2013
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Over all our experience was good and pleasant”
Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

We were very lucky to get room 10 which is a lovely pleasant room and very clean. My only fault was on our last day breakfast was very slow. But all in all pleasant experience

  • Visited August 2013
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Tywyn, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good food, good service, good beer, good prices”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

I don't know what this hotel was like before its refurb, but we tend to visit Mach for the market and decided to try the lunch here one day.
We had a warm welcome from the young man behind the bar, found some seats and another young man quickly arrived to take our order, there is a lunch menu and specials board.
Looking at the prices I wondered what the portion size would be, as to be honest I was rather peckish, had no need to worry, although the food is not served on fancy oversized plates there is plenty of it and at very god prices. The vegetables accompanying my meal were well cooked and tasted as they should, rather than watery and over done as can be the case in a busy place.
The food arrived quickly even though there was no spare capacity and I have no complaints about service time, and the young people serving us on each occasion - as we have eagerly returned for more have never let us down with their level of service...oh and the real ale is jolly good as well.
If you are lucky enough to either be staying or living in this beautiful part of the world I highly recommend here for lunch - can't say about dinner as we haven't tried it.

  • Visited July 2013
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